Aurora Boveridge College

For students with communication, social and emotional challenges promoting academic, vocational and independence skills.
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Address:

Aurora Boveridge College
Cranborne
Wimborne
Dorset
BH21 5RT
  • Course Length:
    Up to 52 weeks per year
  • Residential or Day:
    Both
  • Course Dates:
    Sept to July
  • Maximum Number of Students:
    60
  • Age Range:
    16 – 25 years residential (14-16 years day cohort)

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General Description

A specialist college for students with a range of diagnoses including Aspergers Syndrome, HFA, Anxiety and Mental Health conditions. Situated in extensive grounds we provide academic and vocational educational programmes with an emphasis on future pathways such as employment, higher education and independent living. Our multi disciplinary approaches ensure our students achieve their goals and best possible outcomes for adulthood. We welcome students who would benefit from a managed environment, large therapeutic grounds and on onsite clinical team.

Curriculum

Academic subjects range from Entry level 3 to Level 3 and include Maths, English, Sciences, History & IT. Vocational choices encompass  Horticulture and Landbased studies, Animal Care, Equine Management, Art & Photography, Digital IT, Motor Vehicle Engineering. Alongside work based learning and personal development. Our students also take part in Community Action, where they play a vital part in the wider community.

Specialist Facilities

Extensive grounds support onsite vocational training & qualifications, the education centre comprising of environmentally managed classrooms with specialist teaching team promotes academic progression. The phased independent living options including a self-contained training flat enables students to demonstrate growing independence skills.

  • > Our expertise

    We have expertise in meeting the needs of students with:

    • Asperger syndrome
    • Autism spectrum disorder
    • Mental health needs
    • Autism spectrum disorder with associated challenging behaviour
    • Emotional difficulties
    • Acquired brain injury
    • Communication difficulties
    • Expertise in meeting the needs of students who have specific learning difficulties
  • > Our curriculum

    We offer:

    • Opportunities to follow vocational qualifications
    • Opportunities to improve literacy, numeracy and/or communication skills
    • A transition programme into independent living
    • A transition programme into supported or open employment
    • A social skills programme
    • Opportunities to take part in a wide range of social, leisure and sporting activities
    • Opportunities for students to participate in community activities and to learn about citizenship
    • A programme to enable students to learn more about themselves and how to form relationships
  • > Our specialist services

    • A range of therapeutic services
    • In-house speech and language therapy
    • In-house psychology services
    • In-house psychiatric services
    • In-house occupational therapy
    • Specialist training to enable independent travel
    • Waking night residential staff
    • Residential provision extending beyond the academic year

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